One addendum to my thoughts on the info from the press event. Saw this blog post today, “A Night in Mists of Pandaria,” which is flying under the radar at the moment. Bashiok describes all the stuff there will be to do in Mists, but also drops this tasty tidbit that I don’t think anyone’s covered yet:
I have all of the dungeons and raids at my disposal, and now that all of the raids are supported by the Raid Finder I don’t need to wait for my guild’s raid night to get a shot at some upgrades; plus with some Charms I have a lower probability of experiencing “loot rage” with the option of a second roll. Speaking of loot rage, the change in Raid Finder to per-player loot has made running random raids so much nicer without people fighting over rolls. I really wouldn’t mind running another one tonight.
With the new Valor system, I can work toward upgrading my current gear by increasing its item level and adding on a few stats at a time. Raid Finder is an option for a little Valor from boss kills, or I could get some more from dungeons, challenges, or scenarios. Regardless of what else I have to do I could be earning Valor and improving my items, which makes scenarios, challenge modes, and dungeons a very appealing option for tonight. If I do make some gear improvements, I’ll probably want to hit the new Proving Grounds. They’re like lored-up solo instances that make trying out my rotations a lot more fun since I can chase achievements.
A slip of the word processor? Or a new feature that wasn’t supposed to be mentioned yet? Maybe in relation to this? YOU BE THE JUDGE!